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Józef Tischner Fellowship 2020 für polnische WissenschaftlerInnen

Rezydencyjny program badawczy im. Józefa Tischnera na rok 2020 w Instytucie Nauk o Człowieku w Wiedniu


The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) offers a place for research and scholarly debate across borders and disciplines. Each
year, experienced scholars as well as young academics are awarded fellowships to pursue their individual research projects while
working in residence at the IWM as members of an international and multidisciplinary academic community. The IWM
strives to provide conditions that allow fellows to make significant progress in their research and to profit from the intellectual
stimulation of the Institute’s seminars, lectures and other events. The Józef Tischner Fellowships are open to
all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; a thematic relation to one of the Institute’s research fields is
strongly encouraged (for details please see www.iwm.at/research). Józef Tischner Fellows will be invited to spend a five-month term between January
and December 2020 at the IWM.

Senior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 4,000 per month, Junior Visiting Fellows EUR 2,000 per month to cover accommodation,
living expenses, travel, health insurance and any incidentals related to their stay in Vienna. In addition, the IWM provides
her/him with office space including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services
free of charge. Travel grants of up to EUR 1,500 can be paid for project-related research trips.


Candidates for the Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellowships 
- must be Polish citizens, Polish-American scholars or permanently reside in Poland
- must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently obtained a PhD
- must not be older than 35 years
Józef Tischner Senior Visiting Fellowships are granted by invitation only.

Applications have to be submitted via the online application form including the following documents:
- a concise research proposal in English (max. 8,000 characters incl. spaces)
- a curriculum vitae
- a list of publications
- two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work

Please submit all your application materials as PDF files!
Deadline for Application: November 10, 2019

Further Details and Online-Application: www.iwm.at/fellowships/tischner

Józef Tischner
Józef Tischner (1931–2000), one of the most influential Polish philosophers of the 20th century and the first chaplain of Solidarność, was founding president of the IWM.

About the IWM
The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) is an independent institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences. Since its foundation in 1982, it has promoted intellectual exchange between East and West, between academia and society, and between a variety of disciplines and schools of thought. In this way, the IWM has become a vibrant center of intellectual life in Vienna. The IWM is an international community of scholars consisting of Permanent Fellows, Visiting Fellows and Guests. During each year, the IWM hosts about a hundred researchers, journalists and translators.